R. K. Miller retired from the Huntington Beach (Calif.) Police Department as a lieutenant after 30 years of service in a variety of assignments, including FTO, trauma support, beach detail, detectives, special enforcement unit, SWAT, field supervisor, watch commander, Executive Officer and training manager. He has been on staff for over 20 years as first a Recruit Training Officer and then an instructor at the Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA) Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition to these assignments, he has served as officer in charge of that institutionï¿½s California POST certified Basic SWAT Academy for over 15 years.
He is president of National Training Concepts, Inc. (www.ntc-swat.org). He has previously worked as an instructor with the NRAï¿½s Law Enforcement Division, Combined Tactical (CTS), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), Heckler & Kochï¿½s (H&K) International Training Division, Singleton International and the U. S. Dept. of Stateï¿½s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). He has carried out extensive law enforcement training in the United States and other locations on a wide variety of topics. These include leadership, critical incident management, firearms, tactical team training, less lethal, diversionary devices, force on force and active shooter response.
R K currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO). He teaches a portion of the CATO Advanced Commander course. In addition to CATO, he belongs to a number of other professional associations including the NTOA, NRA and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Along with his instructional pursuits, R K conducts policy reviews for law enforcement agencies and provides expert witness services focused on litigation challenges to police practices. He graduated ï¿½cum laudeï¿½ from Long Beach State University with a BA in Political Science and is a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. R K has been a regular columnist with CATO News for a number of years and prior to that with Law Officer Magazine. His law enforcement career has continued with him serving as a reserve officer with the Orange Police Department, primarily with that agencyï¿½s SWAT team and Training Unit. He may be reached at [email protected]
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